Drug Overdose & Addiction Information
The Rochester Police Department stands ready to assist you and your family with the identifying and/or dealing with a loved one or someone close to you that may have or may be developing an addiction problem with either drugs or alcohol.
In the event that you would like to speak with someone confidentially concerning a loved one, or would like to request further information, please call the Rochester Police Department at 508-763-5112 extension 111.
For helpful information on Drug Addiction and a list of Agencies and Resources, click the link below:
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 123 Sections 12 & 35 deal with Court Ordered treatment for Mental Health (section 12) and Substance Abuse (section 35) issues.
To print copies of these forms, please click on the links below:
These forms can be filled out and submitted to the Office of the Clerk Magistrate at the Wareham District Court or any District Court whose jurisdiction where you may reside. These documents will be reviewed by a Judge and Medical Clinician who will determine a course of action and will in most cases issue a Court Order for an individual to be committed for Court Ordered Treatment for a specific period of time. This can be done without the services of an attorney.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and would like information on resources, contact our Project Outreach Team: